Late night fire damages O'Fallon, Ill. Public Works building - KMOV.com

Late night fire damages O'Fallon, Ill. Public Works building

Posted: Updated:
By KMOV By KMOV

O’FALLON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Firefighters responded to a fire that broke out Tuesday night at facility used by O’Fallon, Illinois Public Works for storage.

Fire crews received a call for flames and smoke cutting into the roof of a building on West State Street. The building is used by the O’Fallon water department to store equipment.

When fire crews arrived to the scene, they removed most of the equipment that was being stored on the second floor, including many cardboard boxes with devices in them.

An O’Fallon alderman told News 4 nobody was injured in the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“We will start our state investigation called state fire marshal backup because it is a government building make sure I’s dotted and T’s crossed,” O’Fallon Fire Chief Brent Sanders said.

This is the second fire at the complex in three years. In 2012, a fire caused more than $1 million in damage at a city owned building in the same complex.

Powered by Frankly